How are the temps? Looks like a Chilly ride.
Very chilly by the time we got up that high. It felt like it dropped almost 20 celsius in those 20 miles.
Rainier is always beautiful and awesome, but the logging trash in the foreground is not.
Gorgeous shot, what did you shoot this with?
It has with my cheap cell phone, an LG Aristo :).
I give a lot of credit to the morning, it was beautiful. It was 6 am, the 24 hours of heavy rain had stopped a few hours earlier, and it was cold and foggy. This was a bit more of the same morning: https://goo.gl/photos/rrcxfi4K72SCZwcN6
Not a single picture or real source demonstrating that you can see light through the five miles of tunnel. Just an unsourced wikipedia quote stating:
It had a grade of only 0.95 per cent westward, and was tangent; light at one end can be seen at the other, more than five miles away.
I watched; a few; videos; none of which show light whatsoever. I don't give a shit about the Connaught Tunnel nor am I a railroad enthusiast. Really, I just wanted to see a picture of 5 miles of tunnel with light at the other end. But no, this post is just another improperly sourced, sensationalized wikipedia 'fact'. Fact check yourselves people. We let 'fake news' happen by willingly disseminating sensationalized misinformation for the sake of a few up votes and a moment in Reddit's spot light. TIL has devolved in to a shit show of poorly sourced wikipedia articles. Shame.
TLDR; TIL a lot of TIL is BS.
That's because the light is too small too pick up on most pictures. For example, this is the pinpoint of light from a 2.3 mile snoqualmie tunnel in Washington from the eastern edge (looking west): https://photos.app.goo.gl/ALMtEmwTpPbtlH2S2
It's there if you zoom in, and was very noticeable in person. Now over double the distance...
Whoa. Would increasing the exposure brighten the spot at all or allow for the camera to pick up other light in the tunnel? Or was it just that dark?
The spot itself is really bright, but it's the contrast; there is no other incoming light, and so the rest of the tunnel was ridiculously dark without lights.
Recently moved out west, and decided to use the long weekend to take a stab at exploring the Cascades. Headed out from Bellevue, and headed to Snoqualmie Pass. Slept there, and spent the next day racing down the mountains back home. Took some pictures on the way, I hope it inspires a few others to check out this amazing trail.
No Strava, but your route looks to have one major difference. I stayed on the Preston-Snoqualmie trail a little longer, and climbed up a rough trail called Deep Creek Trail into Snoqualmie Ridge. It was incredibly steep for my tiny wheeled road bike, and your route may be a better one, especially if you are loaded up. This ridiculously long Google Maps link is pretty close to my route: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/47.6116792,-122.2040971/Summit+Innemail@example.com,-122.0069517,13z/data=!4m59!4m58!1m50!3m4!1m2!1d-122.2079784!2d47.5988656!3s0x54906b8607b68ea3:0xa957fcfb7b6e468e!3m4!1m2!1d-122.2043802!2d47.5880937!3s0x54906b92a905933b:0xebe8551e335380d2!3m4!1m2!1d-122.1968504!2d47.5800741!3s0x54906bef93e3a1f9:0xeda7a54f810bc9fc!3m4!1m2!1d-122.1368782!2d47.5718171!3s0x54906ebc65cd4bbd:0xe0c05c3a8f1ff696!3m4!1m2!1d-122.1099317!2d47.57062!3s0x54906eedea0ae41b:0xb370c21281c20239!3m4!1m2!1d-122.0839662!2d47.5566891!3s0x54906f03086d8c89:0x98ddb69ad6c61dcc!3m4!1m2!1d-122.0528436!2d47.551925!3s0x54906fa3c49cb423:0x2b81b1f3b82b46f3!3m4!1m2!1d-121.8279343!2d47.5389318!3s0x54907bd9a43cb365:0xb0f3c1a458cdd3d1!3m4!1m2!1d-121.7559832!2d47.4822757!3s0x54907dd68ae7c607:0x540a3978956bb85d!3m4!1m2!1d-121.7679468!2d47.4359056!3s0x5490877f10df58e1:0x5dd92ff804022b18!1m5!1m1!1s0x549a7974ffc4afb3:0x7febd025da5c0317!2m2!1d-121.4113389!2d47.4223524!3e1
Akhavan's in NDG has something very similar: http://www.akhavanfood.com/contact.shtml
The name I found was Armenian string cheese. It looks a little different, maybe a different flavour, but it's salted, fresh cheese knots in brine: http://www.thekitchn.com/a-twist-armenian-string-cheese-125368